kitchen cabinets #10: 2 down 10 to go

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Blog entry by MC posted 05-16-2017 02:37 AM 1515 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: 1st and largest cabinet is on the wall! Part 10 of kitchen cabinets series Part 11: Measure twice cut once. »

I missed two weekends in the shop, Cub Scout camping weekend and work at the job that pays.

I finished and hung another cabinet. The cabinet above the sink is 16 1/2” deep. This will eventually have 1 glass shelf and two large glass doors. The cabinet was designed specifically for some pottery the wife has and wants to display.

I have started on the last upper cabinet on this wall. The side will have a raised panel which I was able to finish. There are three other side panels with the same dimensions. Since the set up time is the most time consuming, I milled all the rails and styles at the same time. The panels are taking time. I have some nice wide boards that I did not want to cut up just to fit on the jointer so I am planing these by hand, one side, before running through the planer.

I am going to have to take the face frame apart and make some repairs. I mistakenly morticed hinges on both sides of the top right opening which will only have one door…bad words were said. But it is repairable.

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#1 posted 05-16-2017 12:23 PM

Looking good!

-- We all should push ourselves to learn new skills.

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#2 posted 05-17-2017 04:52 PM

You’re making progress and the cabinet cases look great. I noticed there is a gap between the top of the cabinets and the ceiling (1st pic). Is that to accommodate crown molding?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#3 posted 05-18-2017 12:45 AM

Crown molding is the last step. I have left a larger than normal gap in case the wife chages her mind about lights in the top part which will have glass doors.

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